Fort Mill School District
2233 Deerfield Drive, Fort Mill, SC 29715
P: (803) 548-2527 | F: (803) 547-4696

Wellness
 Policy ADF School Wellness
03/16/16

Purpose: To establish the board's vision for nutrition and physical activity in the schools.

The board believes that one goal of public education is to assist all students in reaching their full academic potential and that a student's health impacts his/her school attendance, readiness to learn, potential learning and achievement.

Therefore, the school district is committed to a sound, comprehensive health education program that is an integral part of each student's general education. Components of health education are nutrition and physical activity.

The district will do the following.

• Teach, encourage and support healthy eating by students. Schools will provide nutrition education based on the South Carolina standards.

• Provide students with the recommended amount of daily physical activity as required by the law and encourage students to fully embrace regular physical activity as a personal behavior. Students need opportunities for physical activity beyond physical education class.

• Support parents/legal guardians' efforts to provide a healthy diet and daily physical activity for their children. The district will provide a monthly calendar of school meals.

Per Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, review the wellness policy yearly

The district highly values the health and well-being of every staff member and will plan and implement activities that encourage a healthy lifestyle.

The superintendent or his/her designee will ensure compliance with established district-wide nutrition and physical activity wellness policies. In each school, the principal or his/her designee will ensure compliance with those policies in his/her school.

School food service staff, at district level, will ensure compliance with nutrition policies within school food service areas.

Per the Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010, the Coordinated School Health Advisory Council (CSHAC) will develop, implement, monitor, and review district wellness policy. As necessary, revise the physical activity policy.

The Coordinated School Health Advisory Council (CSHAC) will comprise of an elementary, middle, and high school administrator, the student nutrition supervisor, district administrator, health professionals, and community shareholders.

Adopted 12/4/06

Legal references:
Federal Legislation:
Healthy Hunger Free Kids Act of 2010

The Child Nutrition and WIC Reauthorization Act of 2004.

Public Law 103-448, Healthy Meals for Healthy Americans Act, 1994.

NASPE standards.

USDA/FNS guidelines for nutritional integrity of school meals.

S.C Code of Laws, 1976, as amended to include Chapter 10 of Title 59, Students Health and Fitness Act of 2005:

Title 59 of the 1976 Code as amended: Physical Education, School Health Services and Nutritional Standards - Sections 1, 2, and 3.